Published on: Thursday, March 31, 2016 News

New Season of Author Visits Kicks Off April 6

Photo of author & humorist Dave Barry
Dave Barry will talk about his new kids’ book “The Worst Night Ever,” a sequel to his best-selling book “The Worst Class Trip Ever” on May 6 at 7:30 PM at the library!

We’ve got a stellar line-up of kids’ authors and illustrators coming to the Library this spring, courtesy of our partnership with Politics & Prose Bookstore. From picture book creators to graphic novelists, we’ve got a program for every kid and kids’ book lover — 13 programs in all from April through June! Origami Yoda author Tom Angleberger launches the season on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 PM  when he spotlights the first book in a new Rocket & Groot series, Stranded on Planet Strip Mall. Critically-acclaimed local author Lulu Delacre will offer a bilingual program on her new book, Olinguito From A to Z on Sunday, April 24, at 3 PM. Nationally-known humorist Dave Barry showcases his new humorous novel for kids, The Worst Night Ever, on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 PM. And 2016 Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall and kids’ author John Bemelmans Marciano talk about their new series, The Witches of Benevento on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 PM. And these are just some highlights! Mark your calendars to meet some of the best authors and illustrators working in children’s literature today. Politics & Prose will be selling books at each program, but the events are free and no purchase is required to attend.

Check out the full line-up!

Upcoming Takoma Park Maryland Library Events

Monday, March 77:30 PMAuthor Winifred Conkling discusses her book “Radioactive! How Irene Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World.” Best for ages 10 up.
Monday, March 147:30 PMAuthor/illustrator Ursula Vernon presents “Of Mice & Magic,” the second volume in her “Hamster Princess” hybrid series.
Wednesday, April 67:30 PM– “Origami Yoda” author/illustrator Tom Angleberger launches a new “Rocket & Groot” series with “Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!”
Thursday, April 77:00 PMAuthor/illustrator Ruth Chan spotlights her new picture book, “Where’s the Party?”
Monday, April 117:00 PMAuthor/illustrator James Sturm presents “Birdsong: A Story in Pictures,” his new graphic novel beginning reader.
Tuesday, April 197:00 PMAuthor/illustrator Henry Cole talks about his new picture book, “Spot the Cat”
Sunday, April 243:00 PMAuthor/illustrator Lulu Delacre reads and discusses her new bilingual alphabet book, “Olinguito, From A to Z!”Bilingual (Spanish & English) event
Thursday, April 287:00 PMAuthor/illustrator Kevin McCloskey discusses his new graphic novel non-fiction beginning reader, “The Poop on Pigeons.”
Monday, May 27:00 PMPicture book star Mac Barnett presents his newest book, “Rules of the House.”
Friday, May 67:30 PMAuthor & humorist Dave Barry talks about his new kids’ novel, “The Worst Night Ever,” a sequel to his best-selling book “The Worst Class Trip Ever.”Community Center Auditorium
Saturday, May 73:00 PMCaldecott Honor illustrator Molly Idle presents the latest in her “Flora” picture book series, “Flora and the Peacocks.”
Thursday, May 197:30 PM2016 Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall and author John Bemelmans Marciano launch their new chapter book series, “The Witches of Benevento.”
Friday, May 207:30 PMGraphic novelist Maris Wicks highlights her new book, “Science Comics: Coral Reefs, Cities of the Ocean”
Tuesday, June 77:00 PMDebut Author Minh Le, a Takoma Park resident, spotlights his new picture book, "Let Me Finish!"
Thursday, June 97:00 PMGraphic novelist Ben Hatke spotlights his new picture book, “Nobody Likes a Goblin.”
All events are in the Children’s Room of the Takoma Park Maryland Library, 101 Philadelphia Ave., Takoma Park, MD. unless otherwise noted. Table maintained by Karen MacPherson, Library Manager - Children & Young Adult Services. (

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